Comfortable, Safe Furniture for Adolescent Treatment Centers

Comfortable Safe Furniture for Adolescent Treatment Centers

Comfort and safety are crucial to the wellbeing and recovery of residents of all ages — especially young ones. When choosing furniture for adolescent treatment centers, there are some important things to consider. In this post, we’ll discuss the different types to look for, as well as what makes some options superior (even if kids will be kids).

What types of furniture should you look for?

If you’re considering the ideal types of furniture for adolescent treatment centers, it doesn’t vary that much from the best furniture for rehab centers. In fact, there are actually three key types of behavioral health furniture that will suit all ages the same.

Your residents will feel more comfortable, safe, and happy with the right accommodations. These furniture pieces will have some unique features that allow additional safety, which we’ll discuss more in the next section.

Your residents will feel more comfortable, safe, and happy with the right accommodations. These furniture pieces will have some unique features that allow additional safety, which we’ll discuss more in the next section.

  • Dressers and drawers: Though younger residents may have fewer personal effects, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t provide adequate storage space. It’s important to provide a safe place for belongings, especially if residents are staying for a longer period.
  • Bed frames: If some kids had it their way, they may not care for a bed frame at all. Mattresses or sleeping bags on the floor can be fun, right? However, bed frames are obviously important. When it comes to the best type for your facility, this will likely be decided based on room arrangements and how many residents you need to accommodate
  • Mattresses and bedding: Without someone to tuck them in at night, comfortable, durable, hygienic mattresses and bedding are of the utmost importance. Mattresses offered by American Bedding blend all of these aspects seamlessly with offerings that can withstand frequent sanitation, are waterproof, bed bug proof, and have an antibacterial outer covering.

What makes furniture for rehab facilities different?

Not only should furniture for adolescent treatment centers offer additional comfort and safety (described below), it should also be easily optimized. What does optimization mean? Well, in this post, we discussed 4 Metal Furniture Ideas to Optimize Space at Your Rehab Facility.

Optimization, or optimizing space, is a fancy way of saying that the furniture you choose should work for you and the ever-changing nature of your facility and resident list. For example, bunk beds are one of the most obvious ways to use space efficiently. Just be sure that if you use them, you're also using the right accessories for safety, such as guard rails and ladders.

Comfort features

Now, shifting gears slightly, let’s discuss some unique comfort features for behavioral health furniture or furniture for mental health facilities.

First, these pieces offer comfort to not only your residents, but also comfort to you in knowing that your bunks and furniture are durable, sturdy, and solid. In fact, they can handle even the most rambunctious residents, day in and day out.

Next, the joints of the furniture are smooth and do not allow hands or fingers to get smashed or pinched. Finally, pieces, like chairs, are cushioned, upholstered, and roomy. When possible, furniture offers additional cushioning.

Safety features

If you were thinking that comfort features and safety features go hand-in-hand, you’re correct. In addition to the features above providing added comfort, they also provide additional safety. Moreover, furniture for mental health facilities also typically features a bottom-heavy or bolt-down design that prevents tipping, excess movement, and injury.

Beyond the construction, too, pieces from American Bedding can withstand frequent sanitation. The safety and comfort of your residents of course come down to their overall health, making routine cleaning (and occasional deep cleaning) crucial. Check out this guide to mattresses and institutional furniture for how to best care for your new (or existing) pieces.

Wondering where you can find some of the great furniture mentioned above? If you haven’t caught on already, the pros at American Bedding are here to help! Contact us today!

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